Once of the concerns is the poor quality of public transport; hence the possible fanciful scheme for the rail link to Bentley as revealed in yesterday's blog (read again).
We the undersigned petition South West Trains to save the Bordon to Liphook Rail Link Bus. We condemn totally SW Trains appalling decision to unilaterally withdraw the service on May 17th. This is being done without any public consultation. It will affect Whitehill-Bordon, Liphook and villages in between. Whitehill-Bordon has the worst Accessibility in the whole of Hampshire. We have had wave upon wave of bus cuts from Hampshire County Council and now this. The axing of this link will result in more more traffic, carbon emissions and parking congestion at Liphook station.
A replacement peak hour shuttle, numbered 12, was run for a short time by AMK Travel.
East Hampshire District Council, which has been subsidising the bus since last summer, confirmed that the number 12 will be withdrawn from service on Saturday, June 5 2010.
The only other "proper" route via Bordon is the 18 ...
Those who are opposed to the concept of the Eco-town are right to be suspicious; without improved public transport the idea of reducing car use, cutting nasty emissions and being a greener Eco-environment is, simply, a non starter.
But Eco-greenish things are beginning to happen, as we shall see tomorrow.